How to save your movie as AVI, MPEG, MOV, 3GP, MP4, RM, WMV ? COMMERCIAL SOLUTION

Here you can find information on how to convert your video file to different video formats.







Install AVS Video Editor.

AVS Video Editor affords the opportunity to save the created movie to several common video formats. Among them:



 
  • AVI
    AVI is short for "Audio Video Interleave", the original Microsoft file format for Microsoft's Video for Windows standard. It is an audio video standard designed by Microsoft and is apparently proprietary and Microsoft Windows specific. It is a format developed for storing video and audio information. Files in this format have an .AVI extension. These files are limited to 320 x 240 resolution, and 30 frames per second, neither of which is adequate for full screen, full motion video. However, Video for Windows does not require any special hardware, making it the lowest common denominator for multimedia applications.
  • MPEG
    MPEG (.mpg or .mpeg) - Gives excellent compression with little loss in quality of the video. MPEG support three types of data - video, audio and streaming. There are a number of standards: among them there are two flavors of MPEG available today. MPEG-1 was designed to provide VHS video quality and CD audio quality at a combined data rate of 150 kilobytes per second. MPEG-1 is displayed at 30 frames per second in a frame that is 352x240 (horizontal x vertical) pixels in size. This allows relatively high quality video images to be stored in relatively small file sizes for playback across computer networks or CD-ROM delivery. MPEG-2 is the other side of the compression coin. It is a broadcast standard specifying a playback size of 720 x 480 pixels at 60 fields per second. Data rates can range from 2 to 10 megabits per second. This means large file sizes and data rates that require specialized hardware for playback. MPEG-2 is one of the core compression technologies for DVD.
  • WMV
    Windows Media (.wmv or .asf) - This is Microsoft's new standard for audio and video which is closely tied with the Windows Operating System. The player is able to play Windows Media Video (.wmv) and Advanced Streaming Format (.asf) files, and also other formats such as QuickTime, AVI, MPEG and MP3.
  • RM
    RealMedia (.rm) provides one of the oldest and most widespread (85% of all web-accessing computers have RealPlayer installed) Web delivery formats. The RealMedia files (.rm) can be viewed using RealPlayer 3 and above.
  • MOV
    QuickTime describes a format for the creation and distribution of video, audio and other formats. Although now an ISO standard, it was initially developed by Apple Inc. for use in MacIntosh computers. Although it comes with the System software distribution, it is updated periodically by Apple.
  • 3GP
    3GP is a file format which is used in mobile phones to store media (audio and video). This file format is a simpler version of "ISO 14496-1 (MPEG-4) Media Format", which is similar to MOV (used by QuickTime). 3GP stores video as MPEG-4 or H.263. Audio is stored in AMR-NB or AAC-LC formats. 3GPP also describes image sizes and bandwidth, so content is correctly sized for mobile display screens. The term "3GPP specification" covers all GSM (including GPRS and EDGE) and W-CDMA specifications. The following terms are also used to describe networks using the 3G specifications: UTRAN, UMTS (in Europe) and FOMA (in Japan).
  • MP4
    MP4 is the global file extension for the MPEG-4 container format including all kinds of multimedia content (video, natural and synthetic audio, 2D and 3D graphics, animated avatars, user interactivity, etc.) that can be streamed over any kind of connection or network. It exploits two primary coding strategies to reduce the amount of data needed to convey high-quality digital audio: removing the signal components that are "perceptually irrelevant" and can be discarded without a perceived loss of audio quality and eliminating the redundancies in the coded audio signal. Usual bitrates values are 64 - 256 kbps.

To save your movie to the one of the media formats enumerated above, please use Save Movie menu pane.



Saving Movie to AVI Format

Audio Video Interleave (AVI) format is the standard Windows format for audio/video data. To save the created movie to AVI format please click the To AVI button in Save Movie menu pane. Save Movie To AVI wizard will start.



Here you should set the following parameters for file converting and saving:

  1. Select Video Format from the list of the available video formats. It is the list of video codecs installed in the system.
  2. Set Frame Size choosing the necessary Width and Height values. Setting Width and Height values to 0 keeps the original parameters of the frame.
  3. Select Audio Format in the Audio Format drop-down combo box.
  4. Set a Frequency value. Greater frequency value improves quality and increases file size.
  5. Set a number of Channels.
  6. Press the Save As Preset button to save the settings as preset so it will appear in Presets list. You can also delete presets with the help of the Delete Preset button.
  7. Note that you can change codec's properties clicking the Configure button.
  8. After you finished please click the Next>> button.


At the next step you will need to choose the video file aspect correction parameters:

  • Use aspect correction - use this option to change the image frame size to optimally fit the aspect ratio.

  • No aspect correction - use this option to change aspect according to the frame size selected.

  • Resize - use this option for free resize with no aspect correspondence.



At the next step of Save Movie To AVI wizard you should enter the file name for your saved movie and set the location. Click the Browse... button to open the standard windows explorer menu and select the movie location. After you are done, click the Start button to start converting your movie to AVI format. You can visually judge the converting process with the help of Conversion Preview. To cancel converting click the Cancel button.





Saving Movie to MPEG Format

MPEG is a video compression technology developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group, a committee of the international Organization for Standardization. To save the created movie to MPEG format please click the To MPEG button in Save Movie menu pane. Save Movie To MPEG wizard will start.



Here you should set the following parameters for file converting and saving:

  1. Select Video Format from the list of the available video formats.
  2. Set Frame Size choosing the necessary Width and Height values. Setting Width and Height values to 0 keeps the original parameters of the frame.
  3. Select Audio Bitrate in the Audio Bitrate drop-down combo box.
  4. Set the Bitrate and Framerate values in the respective boxes.
  5. Set a Frequency value. Greater frequency value improves quality and increases file size.
  6. Set a number of Channels.
  7. Press the Save As Preset button to save the settings as preset so it will appear in Presets list. You can also delete presets with the help of the Delete Preset button.
  8. After you finished please click the Next>> button.


At the next step of Save Movie To MPEG wizard you should enter the file name for your saved movie and set the location. Click the Browse... button to open the standard windows explorer menu and select the movie location. After you are done, click the Start button to start converting your movie to MPEG format. You can visually judge the converting process with the help of Conversion Preview. To cancel converting click the Cancel button.





Saving Movie to WMV Format

WMV is Microsoft's standard for audio and video which is closely tied with the Windows Operating System. To save the created movie to WMV format please click the To WMV button in Save Movie menu pane. Save Movie To WMV wizard will start.



Here you should set the following parameters for file converting and saving:

  1. Select Video Codec from the list of the available WMV video codecs.
  2. Set Frame Size choosing the necessary Width and Height values.
  3. Select Framerate in the respective drop-down combo box.
  4. Select Audio Codec from the list of available audio codecs.
  5. Select Audio Format in the Audio Format drop-down combo box.
  6. Press the Save As Preset button to save the settings as preset so it will appear in Presets list. You can also delete presets with the help of the Delete Preset button.
  7. Note that you can change codec's properties clicking the Advanced button.
  8. After you finished please click the Next>> button.


At the next step you will need to choose the video file aspect correction parameters:

  • Use aspect correction - use this option to change the image frame size to optimally fit the aspect ratio.

  • No aspect correction - use this option to change aspect according to the frame size selected.

  • Resize - use this option for free resize with no aspect correspondence.



At the next step of Save Movie To WMV wizard you should enter the file name for your saved movie and set the location. Click the Browse... button to open the standard windows explorer menu and select the movie location. After you are done, click the Start button to start converting your movie to WMV format. You can visually judge the converting process with the help of Conversion Preview. To cancel converting click the Cancel button.





Saving Movie to RM Format

RM stands for Real Media streaming format for audio/video data. To save the created movie to RM format please click the To RM button in Save Movie menu pane. Save Movie To RM wizard will start.



Here you should set the following parameters for file converting and saving:

  1. Set Frame Size choosing the necessary Width and Height values.
  2. Select Audio Format in the Audio Format drop-down combo box
  3. Set the Encoding Type. You can select between the constant bitrate (CBR) or several types of variable bitrate (VBR).
  4. Select Quality - low, medium or high.
  5. Select Audio and Video Complexity type - low, medium or high. Note that high values will result in better quality or the audio or video but will enlarge the file size.
  6. Set Video mode to Normal, Sharp, Smooth or Slideshow, depending on the output result you need.
  7. Set Audio mode to Music or Voice, depending on the soundtrack type.
  8. Press the Save As Preset button to save the settings as preset so it will appear in Presets list. You can also delete presets with the help of the Delete Preset button.
  9. After you finished please click the Next>> button.


At the next step you will need to choose the video file aspect correction parameters:

  • Use aspect correction - use this option to change the image frame size to optimally fit the aspect ratio.

  • No aspect correction - use this option to change aspect according to the frame size selected.

  • Resize - use this option for free resize with no aspect correspondence.



At the next step of Save Movie To RM wizard you should enter the file name for your saved movie and set the location. Click the Browse... button to open the standard windows explorer menu and select the movie location. After you are done, click the Start button to start converting your movie to RM format. You can visually judge the converting process with the help of Conversion Preview. To cancel converting click the Cancel button.





Saving Movie to Quick Time Format

To save the created movie to MOV format please click the To Quick Time button in Save Movie menu pane. Save Movie To Quick Time wizard will start.



Here you should set the following parameters for file converting and saving:

  1. Select Video Format from the list of the available video formats. It is the list of video codecs installed in the system.
  2. Set the File Format and Framerate values in the respective boxes.
  3. Set Frame Size.
  4. Select Audio Format in the Audio Format drop-down combo box.
  5. Set a Frequency value. Greater frequency value improves quality and increases file size.
  6. Set a number of Channels.
  7. Press the Save As Preset button to save the settings as preset so it will appear in Presets list. You can also delete presets with the help of the Delete Preset button.
  8. After you finished please click the Next>> button.


At the next step you will need to choose the video file aspect correction parameters:

  • Use aspect correction - use this option to change the image frame size to optimally fit the aspect ratio.

  • No aspect correction - use this option to change aspect according to the frame size selected.

  • Resize - use this option for free resize with no aspect correspondence.



At the next step of Save Movie To Quick Time wizard you should enter the file name for your saved movie and set the location. Click the Browse... button to open the standard windows explorer menu and select the movie location. After you are done, click the Start button to start converting your movie to MOV format. You can visually judge the converting process with the help of Conversion Preview. To cancel converting click the Cancel button.





Saving Movie to 3GP Format

3GP is a standard for video used with different mobile devices. To save the created movie to 3GP format please click the To 3GP button in Save Movie menu pane. Save Movie To 3GP wizard will start.



Here you should set the following parameters for file converting and saving:

  1. Select Video Format from the list of the available video formats. It is the list of video codecs installed in the system.
  2. Set the File Format and Framerate values in the respective boxes.
  3. Set Frame Size.
  4. Select Audio Format in the Audio Format drop-down combo box.
  5. Set a Frequency value. Greater frequency value improves quality and increases file size.
  6. Set a number of Channels.
  7. Press the Save As Preset button to save the settings as preset so it will appear in Presets list. You can also delete presets with the help of the Delete Preset button.
  8. After you finished please click the Next>> button.


At the next step you will need to choose the video file aspect correction parameters:

  • No aspect correction - use this option to change aspect according to the frame size selected.

  • Resize - use this option for free resize with no aspect correspondence.



At the next step of Save Movie To 3GP wizard you should enter the file name for your saved movie and set the location. Click the Browse... button to open the standard windows explorer menu and select the movie location. After you are done, click the Start button to start converting your movie to 3GP format. You can visually judge the converting process with the help of Conversion Preview. To cancel converting click the Cancel button.



After the conversion process is over the AVS Mobile Uploader application will start to let you upload the resulting movie to a mobile device.



Saving Movie to MP4 Format

MP4 is a versatile standard for audio and video which is often used with the mobile devices. To save the created movie to MP4 format please click the To MP4 button in Save Movie menu pane. Save Movie To MP4 wizard will start.



Here you should set the following parameters for file converting and saving:

  1. Select Video Format from the list of the available video formats. It is the list of video codecs installed in the system.
  2. Set the File Format (MP4, PSP, iPod or Mobile) and Framerate values in the respective boxes.
  3. Set Frame Size.
  4. Select Audio Format in the Audio Format drop-down combo box.
  5. Set a Frequency value. Greater frequency value improves quality and increases file size.
  6. Set a number of Channels.
  7. Press the Save As Preset button to save the settings as preset so it will appear in Presets list. You can also delete presets with the help of the Delete Preset button.
  8. After you finished please click the Next>> button.


At the next step you will need to choose the video file aspect correction parameters:

  • Use aspect correction - use this option to change the image frame size to optimally fit the aspect ratio (this option is disabled for the Mobile file format).

  • No aspect correction - use this option to change aspect according to the frame size selected.

  • Resize - use this option for free resize with no aspect correspondence.



At the next step of Save Movie To MP4 wizard you should enter the file name for your saved movie and set the location. Click the Browse... button to open the standard windows explorer menu and select the movie location. After you are done, click the Start button to start converting your movie to MP4 format. You can visually judge the converting process with the help of Conversion Preview. To cancel converting click the Cancel button.



After the conversion process is over the AVS Mobile Uploader application will start to let you upload the resulting movie to a mobile device.




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